As farmland deer retreat into wood-lots and creek bottoms
after crops are cut, they often find themselves hurting for food.
But once Stroff realized how many whitetails inhabited the wooded draws and creek bottoms
scattered across the prairie, he was hooked.
Many times I have found water for camping by glassing seemingly dry creek bottoms
I waited as he snipped 12-gauge steel wire and secured his traps to roots or as he doubled the wire over and tied the traps to heavy rocks pulled from the creek bottom
to anchor the animal if it struggled.
These grab sediment samples from the creek bottom
were retrieved by a non-metal trowel and placed in a sterile 120 ml glass jar with a Teflon-lined cap.
It was the next day when Kinross's dogs bounced a boar in a creek bottom
On the other hand, if you scan the creek bottom
, you might get lucky and spot some shiny gemstones.
Once on a night-long racoon hunt in the creek bottom
, a mountain lion's scream paralyzed everything, frogs, whippoorwills, us.
The taillights winked at us from the creek bottom
deep in the canyon as we wound our way along the road above.
Go early in the morning, and you might spot a small grayish bird called a water ouzel feeding along the creek bottom
A creek bottom
runs more than a mile right through the center, the perfect habitat for deer.
As the sun warms the water, aquatic insects emerge from the creek bottom
, and the trout start feeding on the surface with gentle ``ploops,'' as my wife calls them.